Carpe Minuta Prima
Brian Lobel creates performances about isolated bodies and the dilemma of community and interactivity. He is interested in all kinds of bodies: politicized bodies, marginalized bodies, dancing and singing bodies, happy bodies, sick bodies and bodies that need a little extra love.
After being sick as a young adult, he became fascinated with unique bodily experience and how it is conceived, discussed and witnessed by others, leading him directly into his current performance work. By creating experiences where one consciously gazes or is gazed at his current projects all (playfully) challenge an audience to participate in the performance creation.
“The urge to use our time more profitably and live life to the full is a strong one, and something Carpe Minuta Prima cunningly taps into.” The Guardian
“Endearingly brave, confessional work.” The Economist
“Deeply touching in more ways than one…[An Appreciation] is an absurdly sweet piece that neatly sidesteps all embarrassment, and which reminds us we all get anxious when we’re caught with our pants down.” on ‘An Appreciation’